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Non-fiction

Utopia’s Paradox

I sat in on Rod Knox’s Utopia-inspired seminar yesterday with Noah. It was the semester’s final meeting, where closing remarks were made, and one point came up which needs recording. There is a paradox at the center of one of history’s archetypal utopias: that of Thomas More. Abraham Ortelius’ illustration of More’s Utopia. Late 16th […]

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Architecture

A New Verticality

The first question is: are humans endowed with limits– are we endowed with yokes? The answer is yes, and there is one specific yoke which I wish to highlight, one of a highly fundamental nature. It is horizontality. And it’s getting to be a burden. Our sense of physical reality is shaped almost across the […]

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Poetry

Verticality, a Preamble

The living rocks cooled,The wriggling fish washed ashore,The birds and lizards fellvictim to a more fiery roar–And so will mankind,being once supreme,be reduced to apesby the machine. City Center DC development; GGN and Foster + Partners; 2006. Asus motherboard. Consider this a preamble to an upcoming article on verticality. A couple of cool articles: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/rich-doyle-2 […]

Mockingbird on the High Line, NYC

Caught a glimpse of a mockingbird singing and grooming on the edge of the High Line one early evening. Beautiful voice.

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Architecture

Between a rock and a wet place

Yesterday afternoon I left the office for lunch. With my food I walked into the public plaza behind 776 6th Avenue in search for a place to sit. On one side there were stainless steel chairs and tables: elevated, new, and shiny. Across from them were long red granite benches; low, unassuming, and blending with […]

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Poetry

First Words

First words, they always do that sexy thinglike the first time I moved on you,their anesthesia makes last light(how many stitches do I need?) But then there are last words,Their breath makes next lightwhich move on the long woundand make you unforgettable.

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Dance Music

Satellite Collective @ BAM

I’m currently collaborating with The Satellite Collective, headed by Kevin Draper, in a handful of capacities. -Designing their latest online publication: Transmission -Consulting on motion graphics to accompany Manuel Vignoulle’s dance piece which will premiere in mid-May at BAM -Writing a review for my good friend Esme Boyce’s piece, also premiering at that show -Eventually, […]